Competition: FA Cup
Market: Both teams to score
Odds: 7/10 @ 888sport
Looking to pick up another Premier League scalp on FA Cup duties this weekend, Nottingham Forest will welcome Leicester to the City Ground on Sunday afternoon.
Starting with the hosts, after suffering a hugely disappointing 2-1 defeat away at Cardiff last weekend, there is no doubt that Nottingham Forest will be desperate for an immediate response here. Hoping to have been boosted by a weeks break, Steve Cooper’s side have still gained a host of plaudits from across the Championship this season. With their sights firmly set on clinching a play-off spot this season, the one-time Swansea boss did see his side enjoying a four-match winning run prior to last weekend’s defeat against Cardiff. Booking their spot in the fourth-round of this year’s FA Cup thanks to a stunning 1-0 win against Arsenal, it should be noted that Forest have continued to shine on home soil. Including that shock victory against the Gunners, Cooper’s men have lost just a single home fixture since the end of October.
As for the visitors, while Leicester might have signed off 2021 with a shock 1-0 win against Liverpool, it is fair to say that the Foxes have struggled with their consistency this season. Eventually suffering that stunning 3-2 defeat against Tottenham last month after a remarkable collapse on home soil, Brendan Rodgers’ men also saw themselves come crashing out of the Europa League last year. Winning just a trio of their last 10 matchups across all formats, a run that stems back to the end of November, the one-time Celtic boss finds some pressure on his spot at the King Power. Just about hanging onto their spot in the top-half of the Premier League table, Leicester will know they should face a stern test here. In a matchup that could prove to be a lively affair, we’re backing both teams to find the net at the City Ground.
Bet: Both teams to score at Nottingham Forest vs Leicester City 7/10 for Sunday’s FA Cup tie@ 888sport
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